After a successful installation of Active Roles 7.4.x or later, the following error is observed when attempting to specify the source database during configuration or management history imports, and the source database is hosted on SQL 2008 R2 or earlier:
Support for SQL 2008 has been discontinued as of Active Roles 7.4.x. The Active Roles Configuration Center is unable to make connections to any unsupported SQL versions.
Defect ID 219175 has been raised with the Active Roles Product Team to clarify the error verbiage.
When importing from a SQL 2008 database, the following workarounds may be used:
Backup the Active Roles database(s) hosted on SQL 2008 and restore them to a SQL 2012 or later server. When performing the import, select the copied databases as the source.